Warren Day Stroud

Warren Stroud

Warren Day Stroud

November 11, 1936

October 5, 2018

Warren Day Stroud, 81, was freed to eternity Friday morning, Oct. 5. He was born November 11, 1936, in Teague to A.E. Estelle Stroud. He accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was six years old. He lived in Fairfield where he graduated from high school in 1955. In high school he was in Future Farmers of America, where he raised a Blue-Ribbon Hereford steer at the Freestone County Fair. He played first chair cornet in the high school band for four years. He was the school yearbook photographer and manager of the basketball team. He attended college at North Texas State College (now University of North Texas) from 1955-1960, graduating with a degree in Business Administration in the field of Marketing. Warren was a member of Delta Sigma Phi. He met the love of his life in August 1959 on a blind date. He told everyone she kissed him first and asked him to marry her! In January 1960, he joined the Air National Guard and later was called into basic training. Warren and Carolyn were married for 58 and a half years, and were blessed with three children: Susan Elizabeth, Jeffrey Allen, and Stephanie Ruth. Warren was an active member of First Baptist Church of Oak Cliff for over 20 years. He was a member of the choir under the direction of Dan McClinton. He loved being part of the Living Christmas Tree and leading music in his Sunday School class. He was ordained as a deacon in January 1991. He was privileged to be chairman of the deacons and took that position very seriously. Warren and Carolyn joined Farley Street Baptist Church March 4, 2007, and were active members in the choir, Sunday School, and SAM’s group. Warren’s career path really began in 1973 when he went to work for Stokely-Van Camp as a Regional Sales Manager. He was most proud of helping put Gatorade on the market. In 1989 he joined Allen Canning Company and was successful

 

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